Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Tennessee HS to Unveil New Scoreboard, Weight Room
by Chris Thomas September 2016
Fulton High School’s football program will reap the benefits from a pair of facility upgrades this season. The school is in the process of installing a new scoreboard on Bob Black Field and on Friday will unveil a new weight room that will service the entire school, including the football team.
- Vikings, Wells Fargo Reach Agreement on Signage
by Rochelle Olson September 2016
Don't let it be said the Vikings are sore winners. In a mostly confidential settlement filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, the team allowed Wells Fargo to keep elevated but not illuminated signs on the rooftops of two office buildings adjacent to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
- Pasadena in Plans for LA's 2024 Olympic Bid
by Jason Henry September 2016
If the Olympics return to Los Angeles for a third time in 2024, Pasadena may once again share in the spotlight. The Los Angeles 2024 Exploratory Committee or LA24, as it is called, has proposed playing seven Olympic soccer matches at the Rose Bowl. The City Council and LA24 negotiated the terms behind closed doors Sept. 12, but on Monday, the council delayed giving an official green light because of some absent council members.
- Sports Bar Seeks to Rezone Area for $2M Arena Project
by Karen Robinson September 2016
A Lancaster sports bar wants nearly nine acres of its land rezoned on Wehrle Drive to pave the way for an enclosed sports arena to house its popular flag football league games, as well as year-round soccer and lacrosse games.
- Vanderbilt in Talks for New Football Stadium
by Adam Sparks September 2016
The time for a new Vanderbilt football stadium may have arrived. Athletic director David Williams wants to accelerate plans to construct a new stadium for the Commodores, and is meeting with university planners and financial officers later this month. “Even before I took over (as AD in 2003), people were saying, ‘Stadium, stadium, stadium’ because everybody was building stadiums,” Williams said. “But there hadn’t been serious talk internally about it before this.
- Wright State Could Sell Naming Rights
by Dayton Daily News September 2016
Wright State University could sell naming rights to Nutter Center, charge more for arena parking or outsource management of on-campus housing to boost the school's drop in revenue. Selling Nutter Center arena naming rights, increasing charges for arena parking, privatizing student parking and outsourcing management of on-campus housing and childcare are among a list of concepts Wright State University trustees could use to address a worsening budget forecast. Fall enrollment revenue at WSU is down $2.8 million from the original forecast, trustees learned Friday. A 22 percent drop in international enrollment wiped out any benefits from a nearly 1 percent increase in domestic students.
- Philadelphia Venues Aim to Host Relocated N.C. Events
by Mike Jensen September 2016
The NCAA has been told that the Palestra and the Liacouras Center would be available for 2017 NCAA tournaments games that need a home, several sources said Wednesday. The Wells Fargo Center had originally bid for the 2017 dates but now is booked for the March 17-19 period that is open because the NCAA pulled seven championship events from North Carolina this week in reaction to a state law that the NCAA and other critics say is discriminatory toward LGBT people.
- Counterfeiters Target New Vikings Stadium Opener
by Rochelle Olson September 2016
Tickets for Sunday night's Vikings game against the Green Bay Packers are white hot, so the team is warning fans to be careful trying to buy them. Combine the regular-season debut of the $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium with the arrival of the team Vikings fans love to hate and the game climbs to the status of a major event. As of Tuesday, the average resale value of tickets to Sunday's game was $447, surpassed only by the resale price of tickets to the 2014 Major League Baseball's All-Star Game at Target Field, according to an analyst at seatgeek.com, which tracks Minnesota events.
- St. Louis Fans Still Feel Scorned by Rams' Departure
by The Commercial Appeal September 2016
Eight months after the league approved owner Stan Kroenke’s relocation request, jilted fans haven’t shaken the resentment. Not by a long shot.
- Board Approves $500K for Ballpark Renovation Project
by LeAnn Eckroth September 2016
A $2.5 million renovation project pitched for the Mandan Memorial Ballpark garnered a commitment of at least $500,000 from the Mandan Park Board on Monday. The project will include resurfacing the sloping field, replacing the single locker room with two new ones (home and away), renovating the dugouts, and increasing seating capacity from 600 to 1,000. Drainage problems also would be addressed. A hall of fame area is also being mulled.